Re: Case Distribution

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From:"Don Hammer" <> (by way of histonet)
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If I understand you correctly, it sounds as tho you and/or your staff are
trying to figure out a way to distribute work to your Pathologists.  If that
is correct, I don't understand how this can be your responsibility.  It is
one, as u have identified already, with 5 attempts, to be something you will
never be able to resolve.  You will forever be the scapegoat of discontent
as long as you attempt to set policy in an arena out side your realm of

It should be the responsibility of the Pathologists to come to what they
feel is an equitable way of case distribution and let you know their
Don Hammer, Retired Guy

----- Original Message -----
From: Woodfin, Amy C <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 11:23 AM
Subject: Case Distribution

> Hi folks,
> Looking for some insight from hospital based surgical pathology labs on
> your cases are distributed to your docs for microscopic evaluation.  We
> in our 5th evolution of case distribution methods and the docs are still
> happy.  I would appreciate any information on: how many docs, average # of
> cases, who does the distribution, is equanimity of cases a goal in your
> distribution, and how you determine who gets what.  Any info will be
> appreciated :-)
> Thanks!
> Amy Woodfin
> Pathology Supervisor
> St. Joseph Hospital
> Bellingham, WA  98225

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